IMAPSYNC command

Quick and dirty, still need to test it.

imapsync --host1 SOURCE_URL_OR_IP --user1 --password1 host2 DESTINATION_URL_OR_IP --user2 --password2

Next you will see how a simple command is written.

My source is hosted at mail.website.tld and has a mailbox with username “user@website.tld” and password “macaroni”

Now I don’t want my client to have any troubles with having to enter a new password and such, so I set up the mailbox on the new server with the exact same data.

The new server has the IP address “111.222.333.444” and has been set up that the new mailbox is using the same credentials.

Your command will now look like this:

imapsync --host1 mail.website.tld --user1 user@website.tld --password1 macaroni --host2 111.222.333.444 --user2 user@website.tld --password2 macaroni

A lot of text will fly by now and you will see that the mailboxes are synching. If you get “Detected 0 errors” at the end, all went well.

Now proceed with the other mailboxes and then you can make the change in the DNS to make the mailboxes on your new server available.

IMAPSYNC for Debian 9 installation

  1. apt-get update
  2. apt-get upgrade
  3. apt-install git libjson-webtoken-perl libauthen-ntlm-perl libcgi-pm-perl libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libdata-uniqid-perl libfile-copy-recursive-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libio-tee-perl libhtml-parser-perl libjson-webtoken-perl libmail-imapclient-perl libparse-recdescent-perl libmodule-scandeps-perl libreadonly-perl libregexp-common-perl libsys-meminfo-perl libterm-readkey-perl libtest-mockobject-perl libtest-pod-perl libunicode-string-perl liburi-perl libwww-perl libtest-nowarnings-perl libtest-deep-perl libtest-warn-perl make cpanminus
  4. cd /home
  5. git clone https://github.com/imapsync/imapsync.git
  6. cd imapsync
  7. chmod +x imapsync
  8. Test it by typing
    ./imapsync
  9. You may need to install some extras by entering
    cpanm File::Tail
  10. cp imapsync /usr/bin/

Done!

Item 10 is to make sure you can use this command anywhere on the server. Have fun!